A woman hoarding gas tried to out run the police and ended up crashing her 2007 Pontiac G6. It went up in flames, as she was also riding around with fuel containers.
Deputies attempted to pull over a vehicle that was reported stolen on Thursday evening.
The driver, identified by the Sheriff’s Office as 28-year-old Jessica Dale Patterson, quickly crashed and flipped, catching fire and causing several explosions, according to a statement from the Sheriff’s Office.
Patterson was on fire and a deputy tried to get her on the pavement to put out the flames, according to the statement. Deputies say that the driver hit the gas pedal as soon as they turned their lights on.
Patterson stated that she was riding around with several containers of fuel and that the containers exploded in the wreck and fire.
Her charges and condition have not been made public.
The disaster comes just two days after the White House urged Americans not to hoard gas in the aftermath of the ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline.